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SFA, Abilene Christian Win Southland Conference Basketball Titles at Merrill Center

Courtesy Stephen F. Austin State University

By George Slaughter The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks and Abilene Christian Wildcats won their respective Southland conference basketball titles this weekend at the Merrill Center. The titles qualify them for the NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournaments, respectively, which begin later this week. SFA, 24-2, will face Georgia Tech, 15-8, in the first round of the HemisFair Regional, which is being played in San Antonio. All the women’s tournament games are being played this year […]

Katy Area All-District Boys Basketball Players Honored

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs, who won the District 19-6A boys basketball championship this season, placed six of their players on the all-district team. Mustangs coach Matthew Brayton was named coach of the year. Senior Luke St. Julien was named defensive player of the year. Seven Lakes, which finished second, had the newcomer of the year in freshman A.J. Bates. Players are selected by a vote of the district coaches. Coach of the Year […]

Nicholls, SFA Win Southland Conference Basketball Titles at Merrill Center

Courtesy Southland Conference

By George Slaughter The Nicholls State Lady Colonels and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks won their respective Southland Conference basketball titles this weekend at the Merrill Center. Nicholls will learn its women’s tournament seed this evening. SFA will play Texas Tech Thursday night in Dallas in the first round of the men’s tournament. Nicholls Wins Women’s Title In the women’s title game, Nicholls defeated the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks 69-65 Sunday afternoon. The win gives […]

Katy High School could dominate basketball this season

By Tom Behrens After an 11-21 season in the 2016-2017, Katy boys basketball has won its first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign and surpassed last year’s win total Dec. 1 with a 53-51 Silver semifinal victory against a Katy Taylor at Phillips 66 Katy Classic, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The Katy Tigers bring back this year juniors Ja’Koby Kennedy, Isaiah Babalola, Kirby Aldridge, Ty Archibald and Christian Lewis. Steven Fontenette, who played junior varsity last […]

BASKETBALL ACTION … Phillips 66 Katy Classic

By Tom Behrens The 2017 Phillips 66 Katy Classic was what some might call, the last tune-up before District competition begins for the girls’ basketball teams. The four top three District 19-6A playoff teams, Katy, Taylor and Seven Lakes are the teams that Cinco Ranch, Tompkins, Morton Ranch and Mayde Creek will have to beat this year for a shot at the playoffs. At the Classic the Lady Tigers of Katy defeated Ellison, 56-47, lost […]

SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-29-17

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals Class 6A Division I Region III Atascocita (10-1) vs. Katy (10-0) – 7 p.m. Friday, NRG Stadium  BASKETBALL Basketball Top 10 in Texas High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Nov. 27: BOYS PUBLIC SCHOOL – Class 6A Top Ten Cypress Falls, 4-0 Denton Guyer, 5-0 Austin Westlake, 5-1 Katy Tompkins, 7-2 DeSoto, 7-0 South Garland, 8-2 Spring Dekaney, 5-0 Aldine Eisenhower, […]